Patient No More
Patient No More: People with Disabilities Securing Civil Rights
February 9 - June 7, 2020
Patient No More: People with Disabilities Securing Civil Rights uncovers the stories behind a moment in history when people with disabilities successfully held protests across the country to get Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 signed into law. In April 1977, more than 100 people in San Francisco, California, began a 26-day unarmed occupation of the Federal Building to insist on getting their rights. On April 30, 1977, protesters and supporters emerged from the federal building in victory, when the last and final signature was added to Section 504, making it illegal for any federally funded facilities or programs to discriminate against disabled people.
Visitors to the exhibit will explore many themes throughout the exhibit:
Patient No More is presented by the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability at San Francisco State University, made possible with support from California Humanities, and traveled by Exhibit Envoy.